Can anyone tell me, are there any plants or shrubs or flowers, that cannot go into the recycling bin. Any information would be appreciated, thank you
Round here there's some sort of limit on the diameter of branches, but I don't use a bin myself. Everything on the heap!
No its more to do with the green recycling bin that you put grass cuttings etc in that I was referring to
Sorry I haven't explained myself properly, I mean is there anything detrimental that might hinder the production of home composting , in the recycling bin that I bought
do you mean a home composting bin .for you to make compost
Yes that's correct , I should have said that from the outset , sorry
Don't put any cooked food waste in there, fruit or meat
ypu can put in potato peelings and veg peelings, tea bags, used coffee grounds, toilet/kitchen roll inner tubes, shredded paper, newspaper, non shiny cardboard torn up finely, grass clippings, hedge clippings, all sorts
Don't put in Perennial weeds with their seeds/roots, unless you have drowned them in a bucket of water for 2 weeks (this is v. smelly!) Evergreens like Leylandii will take years to break down, so is not worth it.
RunnerB, you need roughly a 50/50 mix of greens (old bedding plants, old cabbage leaves, carrots from the back of the fridge that have gone furry etc ) and browns (scrunched up sheets of paper, torn up cardboard). Move them around a bit every 2 weeks either with a compost stirrer (buy on line) or a garden fork to get air in there.
If you have any more queries or problems with it, we will be happy to help